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The ruin of the Eternal City : antiquity and preservation in Renaissance Rome

Author: David Karmon
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Renaissance Rome, ancient ruins were preserved as often as they were mined for their materials. Although the question of what to preserve and how continued to be subject to debate, preservation acquired renewed force and urgency in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries as the new papal capital rose upon the ruins of the ancient city. Preservation practices became more focused and effective in Renaissance Rome  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Karmon
ISBN: 9780199766895 0199766894
OCLC Number: 768710953
Description: ix, 320 s. : illustrations
Contents: Preservation practices in ancient and medieval Rome --
Inventing a preservation program in fifteenth-century Rome --
A sixteenth-century meteor in the Roman Forum --
The Colosseum --
The Pantheon --
The Ponte Santa Maria --
Conclusion: Rethinking preservation practices in Renaissance Rome --
Appendix of archival documents.

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The Ruin of the Eternal City provides the first systematic analysis of the preservation practices of the popes, civic magistrates, and ordinary citizens of Renaissance Rome. This study offers a new  Read more...

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